Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10am-4pm at Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay

David Fletcher


Author headshotDavid Fletcher is a veteran of 36 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force and a lifetime aviation enthusiast with over 9000 hours in the air. He has published and illustrated many articles for model-building and historical magazines and prints of his paintings have sold over 5000 copies.



HARVARD! The North American Trainers in Canada (History – Non-Fiction)


David is based in Courtenay.


This is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the North American Harvard and its variants in Canada – the only country to produce, import, export large numbers of the type Fifty-thousand words of authoritative but readable text correct many myths and reveal a myriad of little-known facts. While “war stories” and reminiscences abound, the four years of careful research ensure that the historian will not be disappointed. Profusely illustrated with over 400 photographs, the majority never before published, will please aviation buffs of all varieties. Five-view sets of plans of the seven variants used in Canada are produced in the popular 1:72 scale and complemented by professionally air-brushed profiles far beyond the expected “trainer yellow”. An appendix covers the individual histories of the over two thousand aircraft used by the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy.


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